Ayr United manager Lee Bullen says he has learned a lot about his side following their 2-0 loss to Greenock Morton at the weekend.

The Honest Men went into the Scottish Championship clash looking to continue their winning streak to three games on the bounce after victories over Arbroath and Raith.

They almost got off to the perfect start at Somerset Park when returning striker Tomi Adeloye raced clean through on goal following a slip up from Morton’s Alan Lithgow.

However, the Ayr forward failed to get his shot away on time as Ton goalie Jack Hamilton managed to claw the ball off the Englishman’s toes before gathering.

Ayr were soon made to punish for spurning their earlier chance when Lewis Strapp’s cross was turned in by Gavin Reilly.

In the second half, Reilly grabbed his second, tapping in Goze Ugwu’s cross to consign Lee Bullen to his first loss in charge.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Bullen said: “I think you always find out a little bit more about your side from a loss.

“You look at the mentality, the goals we lost, can they be nullified and it just gives us opportunities to work on things on training.

“Quite often the difference between winning and losing is very small details and that, basically, was what happened at the weekend.

“It is about getting that little yard closer to stop a cross, ensuring that people don’t get beat on the byline and making sure we are matching runs.

“It is easy to point the fingers at the defenders but we could have done better offensively as well.”

Bullen has looked to strengthen their forward options with the signing of Ryan Gondoh from Wealdstone FC last week.

The winger made his debut on Saturday, with Bullen hoping he can kick on to excite Ayr fans.

He said: “He definitely has the ability to go past players, we saw that in the short cameo he had.

“Hopefully he can excite our supporters when he gets fully fit.

“I am hoping he can give us a bit of the X factor that might just be the difference between winning and losing games.”